November sees the opening of Art Space Gallery's Winter Sun exhibition. Being the final exhibition of the year it has become traditional to use the event as a showcase for the work of artists who will feature in the following year's programme. This year Ann Dowker, Derek Hyatt and John Kiki offer a foretaste of 2014 alongside guest artist Nick Miller.
Ann Dowker continues with her exploration of the land and the people around Luxor in Egypt's Nile valley. Derek Hyatt's subject is the same one that attracted Turner and Girtin northward; the ancient and awe-inspiring crags and desolate moorland visions of his native Yorkshire. In contrast John Kiki's bright figurative paintings are the product of imagined events and re-inventions of historic and mythic stories. Miller's world is not Arcadia but a rustic, even uncouth world that balances the demands of a studio based process with the spontaneity of working plein air.
The artists chosen for this show are all deeply analytical about their work and demonstrate a natural inclination to explore new avenues of visual language. Together they represent a group of artists expressing their painterly sensitivity and glorying in the possibilities offered by the exploration of their own particular way of working.
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